Rio athletes honoured by world para-athletics championships tickets

·        Organisers announce two special edition ticket prices to next summer’s World ParaAthletics Championships London 2017. 

·        In celebration of ParaGB’s successful performance in track and field, all adult tickets are £9, to honour nine new World Records set.

·        All children’s tickets are £3, to honour Hannah Cockroft’s triple gold achievement.

·        World ParaAthletics Championships takes place in the former Olympic Stadium between 14 – 23 July 2017. 

·        Tickets available for a limited time only at tickets.london2017athletics.com 

Disability charity launches new strategy for delivering housing services

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Sense also reveal new brand look

The national disability charity, Sense, today launches its new strategy for delivering housing services, which will enable more people with complex needs to live independently. It happens on the same day the charity unveils a “refreshed” brand identity, including a new logo and strapline, to reflect the breadth of the people it now supports. The charity hopes the changes will help it to achieve the ambitious goals set out in its three-year strategy launched earlier in the year.

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Great Britain close to 50 gold medal record in Rio

 

ParalympicsGB have continued to build on their early success in Rio. Medal in the Olympic Stadium include first Richard Whitehead, and then the women’s 4x100m F35-38 team, celebrating silver medals.

Richard Whitehead, 40, who successfully defended his 200m T42 title on Sunday, added a second Rio medal to his collection after finishing second in the 100m T42 final.

He also shared second spot on the podium after recording the same time – 12.32 – as Denmark’s Daniel Wagner.

The women’s 4x100m F35-38 relay squad of Kadeena Cox, Maria Lyle, Georgina Hermitage and Sophie Hahn doubled the athletics silver tally for the night in a new British record.

Great Britain is now close to realising 50 gold medals for the first time since 1988.

The Deep is an award winning attraction

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Standing proudly on the edge of the River Humber, just a short walk from the marina and town centre, The Deep is a wonderful experience for all. 

As a conservation charity, The Deep is committed to increasing knowledge and awareness of the oceans through our participation in vital research and conservation schemes around the globe. This award-winning aquarium is home to over 3500 fish which help to take you on a journey of marine life from across the world, including majestic sharks, green sawfish and a colony of Gentoo penguins. 

Still victorious!

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‘victoRIOus’, the gold-nose British Airways aircraft that brought Team GB home from Rio is getting ready for its next mission – bringing ParalympicsGB home from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, arriving on Tuesday September 20.

In preparation for its prestigious journey, the aircraft has been getting a makeover including a nose polish <https://vimeo.com/182705338> , full body clean and getting a new hashtag emblazoned on its livery - this time reading #BAckSupercharged.

ParalympicsGB depart on flight BA2016 from Rio de Janeiro on Monday September 19 and arrive in to Heathrow Terminal 5 on Tuesday September 20 at 9am, to an invite-only media reception. 

Greens call for Access to Elected Office Fund to be urgently reinstated

Fund desperately needed to create a level playing field for disabled election candidates
 

The government’s persistent delays in reinstating the Access to Elected Office Fund are a scandal, says the Green Party, who are determined to address the massive under-representation of disabled people in politics.  

The pilot Access to Elected Office Fund was created in July 2012 to help candidates with disabilities stand in elections, but was closed in May 2015. The Fund was not for normal campaigning costs, but for things like sign language interpreters; small things that are essential to allow people with disabilities access to a fair shot in an election.

Consort Claudgen - Low Surface Temperature Heating Specialists

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Consort Claudgen’s range of low surface temperature heaters are designed to minimise the risk of burn injuries as they have a maximum surface temperature of 43°C, complying with NHS Estates Health Guidance Notes guidelines. They are perfect for environments with vulnerable people such as children and elderly residents; and therefore ideal for schools, nurseries, retirement homes, hospitals and anywhere where safety is paramount. The LST range includes towel rails, panel heaters and wall-mounted fan heaters, well suited for both commercial and domestic use.

 

The race resumes for tickets to next summer's world Para-Athletics championships

·        London 2017 Ltd today announced that World ParaAthletics Championships are now on sale on a first-come, first-served basis

·        Fans can buy tickets from £10 per adult with all child tickets at £5; meaning a family of four can come to the Olympic Stadium to see world class athletics for just £30. 

·        A 30 second cut of ‘The Race Is On’ advert used in the August ballot window will make a TV debut during this week’s Channel 4 Paralympic Games Coverage.

·        Comedy and sporting greats James Corden, Sir Steve Redgrave, Jack Whitehall, Nicola Adams and Eddie Izzard also feature in the ticket sales campaign.

·        Tickets are available to buy now at tickets.london2017athletics.com 

Gold rush in Rio for ParalympicsGB

Gold rush in Rio for ParalympicsGB

 

ParalympicsGB had a hugely successful weekend in Rio, winning 21 medals won across five sports. The triumphs included three golds and a bronze won on finals day in the rowing – with golds for Rachel Morris (single sculls), Lauren Rowles/Laurence Whitley (mixed double scull) and the mixed coxed four plus bronze for Tom Aggar.

There were also gold in the cycling for Lora Turnham (3000m individual pursuit) and the men’s mixed C1-5 team sprinters, plus Neil Fachie’s silver (1000m time trial) and Sophie Thornhill’s bronze (3000m individual pursuit).

Alison Patrick (PT5) and Lauren Steadman (PT4) earned silver and Melissa Reid (PT5) bronze medals in a tough triathlon.

ParalympicsGB celebrate golden start to Rio Games

ParalympicsGB celebrate golden start to Rio Games

 

ParalympicsGB got off to a smashing start in Rio - with the team winning five gold medals, three silver and three bronze - after a series of outstanding performances.

There were golds in the pool, on the opening day, as Bethany Firth defended her 100m backstroke S14 title and Ollie Hynd set a new world record to win the 400m freestyle S8 final.

Over in the velodrome Dame Sarah Storey made history as she became the most successful British female Paralympian ever with gold in the C5 3,000m individual pursuit. 

Learning disability care provider channels Rio spirit with athletics day

With the Olympics spirit still in the air and the Paralympics now underway in Rio de Janeiro, Care Management Group (CMG), one of the country’s leading learning disability care providers, hosted its very own sporting festival for the individuals it supports.

Over 300 people participated in CMG’s Athletics Day in Sutton, which brought together service users, their families and staff from CMG’s 120 services across the country, to take part in the momentous day.

There were a host of sporting events to participate in, as well as the 100m and 200m sprints, high jumps and long jumps people could also join the wheelchair obstacle race, netball, badminton and even Tai Chai and sumo wrestling.

Royal Highland Centre to host Kidz to Adultz Scotland

Edinburgh’s Highland Hall at the Royal Highland Centre is to host Kidz to Adultz Scotland – one of the largest, free Scottish events dedicated to children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their families and the professionals who work with them in Scotland.

Approximately 120,000 children and adults in Scotland are living with a learning disability[1], and over one million are living with a sensory impairment.[2]

Over 80 exhibitors will assemble at Highland Hall on Thursday 15th September to offer advice, support and information on mobility, communication, equipment and technology, education, toys and learning aids, transport, beds and seating, service, funding, sports and leisure and much more. 

Paralympic fun in City Park

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Inspired by the heroes of Rio and to coincide with the start of our superhero athletes competing in the Paralympics, Bradford Council has organised a Paralympic event in City Park on Saturday 10 September between 10am and 2pm. 

The event will give people the opportunity to try out a variety of Paralympic sports, such as wheelchair basketball, adapted cycling, wheelchair rugby and Boccia, a form of seated bowls.

There will be two activity areas, with Centenary Square being used for wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball and adapted cycling and the area beneath the Big Screen being used for people to try out the sport of Boccia.

Disabled children almost twice as likely to be target of crime

Disabled children are almost twice as likely to be victims of crime as non-disabled children, according to a new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.  The Commission’s research found that 22% of disabled young people in England and Wales aged 10-15 had been the victim of crime in the previous 12 months, compared to 12% of non-disabled young people of the same age. 

Equality and Human Rights Commission Chair David Isaac has called the findings “a wake-up call”, which brings into question our assumptions on the legacy of the London Paralympic Games.   

10-times Paralympic champion Lee Pearson to lead ParalympicsGB Team 

10-times Paralympic champion Lee Pearson to lead ParalympicsGB Team 

As the flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Paralympics Games in Rio, Lee Pearson, 42, from Staffordshire will lead the ParalympicsGB team, who are competing in 19 of the 23 sports.

The successful Para-equestrian rider was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a congenital condition which results in shortening and hardening of muscles joints and weak limbs.

He has said he is "proud and honoured" to have been selected to carry the flag at tonight's opening ceremony, after he was nominated for the honour in a vote by his fellow 264 athletes.

The British Paralympic Association is urging the British public to help ‘Supercharge ParalympicsGB’ and show their support for our athletes over the course of 2016 and beyond.